INDIA: Senior actor Arun Bali breathed his last in Mumbai on Friday. He was 79 and was suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease. The condition is caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles.
It’s a huge loss for the entire film fraternity as the actor is known for his versatility in films. Arun Bali’s last film, Goodbye, is set to release today, October 7.
The multilayered actor made his TV debut in the year 1989 with ‘Doosra Keval’, and since then he has never looked back.
The actor gained popularity in 1991 for playing the role of King Porus in period drama ‘Chanakya’. Arun Bali played Kunwar Singh in the Doordarshan soap opera Swabhimaan.
The national award-winning producer is also remembered for his role as Harshvardhan Wadhwa in ‘Kumkum’, an evergreen daily soup of the ’90s. He also earned awards for the same in the 2000s.
Ankush, Arun Bali’s son, recently stated that he does not want his father to die at home, “I want him to work till his last breath, as acting is his passion and gives him joy.”
The veteran actor’s last role was in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ as the old man on a train, which received huge appreciation.
Arun Bali is very famous among audiences of all ages. Following the news of his death, netizens expressed their love and respect to him via social media.
One fan wrote, “God bless his soul. “He was so good in every role.” The other tweeted, “He was such a natural actor. RIP.”
A fan also said, “I saw him battling for life and surviving in the reel, but he bids us goodbye on the day of the release.”
A member of CINTAA, Nupur Alankar, spoke about the prolonged diagnosis of Bali. “I was on a call with Arun Bali sir when I sensed something majorly wrong with his speech and pointed it out to him. After that, I tried contacting his son Ankush but couldn’t get through. Then I called up Rajeev Menon, who is Ankush’s colleague, and got his other number, and I advised him to take Arun sir to the hospital immediately.”